Canada and NATO – 70 Years of Involvement

(Disponible en français : Le Canada et l’OTAN – 70 ans de participation) On 30 April 1949, the Government of Canada ratified the North Atlantic Treaty, becoming one of the 12 founding members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). A political, military and economic alliance, NATO has been a central pillar of Canada’s international security policy…

Canada’s G7 Presidency

(Disponible en français : Présidence canadienne du G7) In January 2018, Canada assumed the presidency of the Group of Seven (G7). Canada will host G7 leaders at a Summit taking place in Charlevoix, Quebec on 8-9 June. The G7 is an informal bloc of seven industrialized democracies – Canada, France, the United States, the United…

Canada’s Third Universal Periodic Review Before the United Nations Human Rights Council

(Disponible en français : Troisième examen périodique universel du Canada devant le Conseil des droits de l’homme des Nations Unies) On 11 May, Canada’s Minister of Justice and Attorney General will lead a delegation of senior federal civil servants and representatives from the governments of Quebec and Newfoundland and Labrador to appear before a working group…

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Parliament Remembers

(Disponible en français : Le Parlement se souvient) On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, Canadians will pause for a moment of silence to honour the more than 118,000 men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation. Formerly known as “Armistice Day”, Remembrance Day commemorates the…

HMCS Montreal near Nanisivik (Nunavut, Canada) from the Department of National Defence and Canadian Armed Forces - picture from NATO Association of Canada

Canada’s Defence Procurement Strategy

(Disponible en français : La Stratégie d’approvisionnement en matière de défense du Canada) In February 2014, the Government of Canada unveiled its Defence Procurement Strategy (DPS), a multi-point plan to reform the Canadian defence procurement system. The Strategy has three key objectives: To deliver the right equipment to the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) in a…